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Acer has released a selfie hat

Acer Selfie Hat
Acer has released a selfie hat that looks like a sombrero that holds an Iconia A-1 840 tablet through a fold-down flap. The tablet can slide around the brim of the hat. The Acer selfie hat was created through a partnership with fashion designer Christian Cowan-Sanluis and Acer UK. You can only purchase the hat in London — it is only display at the Christian Cowan-Sanluis fashion presentation at London Fashion Week.

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Acer announces smartwatch-fitness device Liquid Leap

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Acer is not going to be one of the lone companies that stays out of the wearables race. Acer has launched a smartwatch called the Liquid Leap at the Computex conference in Taiwan today. It will not be available until this summer though. The Liquid Leap is a fitness tracker and a smartwatch. It can monitor your daily activity like: steps taken, distance, calories burned, etc. The smartwatch functionality built into the device includes the ability to receive e-mails and sending/receiving text messages. The Liquid Leap is made out of rubber.

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Acer Liquid Z5: An Android smartphone with AcerRapid that is heading to Europe and Asia

Acer Liquid Z5
At CES, Acer has revealed the Liquid Z5 handset. The Liquid Z5 runs on Android Jelly Bean and has DTS sound. There is a 1.3GHz dual-core Mediatek processor, 512MB RAM, and 4GB internal storage. The Liquid Z5 also has a 5-inch screen with a special filter to enhance the contrast. The Liquid Z5 has a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and a button on the back called AcerRapid.

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Acer names Jason Chen as CEO, effective January 1st

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Acer has named Jason Chen as the new CEO of the company starting January 1st. Chen was previously the vice president of sales and marketing for TSMC. Chen will have an uphill battle. Acer posted $446 million in net losses for Q3 last month. J.T. Wang stepped down as chairman and CEO of Acer after those earnings were announced. Acer founder Stan Shih returned from retirement after Wang stepped down.
[Source: TheVerge]

The Acer Aspire Z3-600 all-in-one desktop PC has full HD display and Hardon Kardon speakers

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Acer has recently announced the Acer Aspire Z3-600 all-in-one desktop PC. The Z3-600 is powered by an Intel Pentium J2850 processor, 4GB RAM, and up to 750GB of hard drive space. The Z3-600 has a 21.5-inch 1080p display, which can be tilted back up to 90 degrees.  The desktop has USB 3.0 ports and HDMI ports. The speakers are powered by Harman Kardon speakers. The Acer Aspire Z3-600 is expected to arrive this month with a price tag starting at $779.
[Source: Digital Trends]

Acer’s C720P Is The First Chromebook With A Touchscreen

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Acer has announced a new Chromebook laptop with a touchscreen called the C720P.  The C720P costs $299.99, which is around $100 more than the company’s cheapest non-touch Chromebook. According to PCWorld, the C720P Chromebook has an 11.6-inch touchscreen, a resolution of 1366×768 pixels. The C720P also has a battery life of 7.5 hours, an Intel Celeron 2955U processor based on the Haswell architecture.

Acer Founder Stan Shih Returns As Company Head, CEO Jim Wong Steps Down

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Acer has a second CEO in one month.  Jim Wong was named CEO two weeks ago on November 5th.  Wong said that he will be stepping down “in light of the company’s recent performance.” Acer founder Stan Shih retired in 2004, but will now be returning as chairman and interim corporate president.  Earlier this month, Wong replaced CEO J.T. Wang.

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Acer Announces The $199 C720-2848 Chromebook

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Acer has announced the C720 Chromebook.  The C720-2848 will soon arrive on Amazon.com.  The $199 C720-2848 is similar to the $250 C720, but Acer dropped the RAM in half by offering 2GB instead of 4GB.  Both the C720-2848 and C720 has an 11.6″ display at 1366×768 resolution.  It also has an Intel Haswell Celeron processor.

[Pre-Order: Amazon.com]